Australia’s 18-member squad for the upcoming ODI series against India features the return of key players, most notably their captain Pat Cummins, as they prepare to face India in the three-match ODI series commencing on 22 September. This infusion of experienced talent is expected to add depth and stability to the Australian team as they take on the formidable Indian side in what promises to be an exciting series of One-Day Internationals.
Australia faced a setback during their white-ball tour of South Africa as they had to do without several key players who were recovering from injuries sustained during the demanding Ashes series and its aftermath. Captain Pat Cummins and star batsman Steve Smith were both nursing wrist injuries, while fast bowler Mitchell Starc faced discomfort in his groin and shoulder upon his return from the United Kingdom. Their absence was certainly felt, but now, with their return, Australia’s squad looks stronger and more formidable.
Glenn Maxwell’s absence during the South Africa tour was due to an ankle injury that he aggravated during training prior to the T20I series. Additionally, he returned to Australia to be present for the birth of his child. However, the good news for Australia is that Maxwell has now been declared fit and will be available for the upcoming ODI series against India.
Travis Head and Ashton Agar are among the notable omissions from Australia’s 18-member squad for the ODI series against India. Ashton Agar had been dealing with a minor calf tear prior to the South Africa tour, which caused him to miss the T20I series. Travis Head faces a challenging deadline to regain fitness for the upcoming World Cup. He will be returning to Australia instead of joining the squad in India after fracturing his hand during the fourth ODI.
Australia announces ODI squad for Tour of India 2023
Australia squad for India Tour: Pat Cummins (c), Sean Abbott, Alex Carey, Nathan Ellis, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Josh Inglis, Spencer Johnson, Marnus Labuschagne, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Tanveer Sangha, Matt Short, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Adam Zampa.
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